University Bocconi

Introduction

Università Bocconi, founded in 1902, was the first Italian university to grant a degree in economics.

For a century, Bocconi has played a leading role in Italy's social and economic modernization. It has remained true to its founding values of being a major research university, with democratic values and open to the world, as well as financially and politically independent.

Università Bocconi believes that excellence can only be based on a person's academic profile as well as on his or her values and cultural and ethical background. This is why the University offers numerous activities, special occasions for people to enrich their knowledge.

For generations, enterprising students have come to Bocconi to become something greater. We offer undergraduate, graduate, Ph.D. and executive programs to future leaders and entrepreneurs who want a strong foundation, and a transformative network.

Why Bocconi

Bocconi isn't just an education. It's a springboard for your ambitions.

For generations, we have shaped the knowledge and values of innovators and future leaders. We understand that tomorrow's great achievers need more than qualifications. They need confidence, vision, and a strong set of values.

We were founded in 1902 to help advance social and economic progress across Europe and beyond. It is a mission that is shared by our community of over 100,000 alumni in industries across the globe.

Many schools will try to mold you to fit the world. Bocconi will prepare you to change it.

Our economics, management, and finance programs are among the best in the world. The QS World University Rankings listed us among the ten best institutions in Europe in these fields, while the Financial Times ranks our Master degrees in Finance and Management among the top ten worldwide.

Education quality rankings in the world

Within the realm of international higher education, a number of rankings with widely varying levels of quality, methodological rigor and authority are published. Bocconi University regularly appears in the most prominent rankings which cover its areas of expertise in economics and management, and more generally the social sciences.
Due to its nature of a specialized institution, Bocconi doesn't appear in the rankings qualified as "overall" - i.e., QS, THE and Shanghai rankings - which involve Universities covering a wide spectrum of subjects and fields.

Here we show the updated results of some of the most important and widely-recognized of these. More information concerning our standing in other specialized or sectorial rankings will be published in the sections about the individual programs.

1. QS (Quacquarelli Symonds)

In the QS World University Ranking, published by London-based QS, Bocconi’s worldwide performance in the Social Science segment over the last three years was as follows:

  • 2018, Social Sciences & Management, 11th rank
  • 2017, Social Sciences & Management, 17th rank
  • 2016, Social Sciences & Management, 22nd rank

QS themselves mention Bocconi in the ranking’s presentation pages, explaining why Bocconi is not listed in the comprehensive ranking but only in the more specific “Social Sciences” subgroup. See the Getting Specific article.

Bocconi is also featured in the subject rankings published separately by QS:

World University Ranking by Faculty - Social Sciences and Management
4thin Europe
11th worldwide
Employer Reputation 93
World University Ranking by Subject - Accounting and Finance
6thin Europe
29thworldwide
Employer Reputation 86.3
World University Ranking by Subject - Economics and Econometrics
4thin Europe
16th worldwide
Employer Reputation 88.4
World University Ranking by Subject - Business and Management
6thin Europe
10th worldwide
Employer Reputation 86.1

Note: "Employer Reputation" is one of the ranking’s indicators and gauges companies’ opinions about graduates from any individual university. The top one has a conventional score of 100.

2. Financial Times

Bocconi is also present in many rankings by Financial Times. More precisely, SDA Bocconi School of Management (Bocconi’s Business School), is in the following rankings: MBA, Executive MBA (EMBA), Executive Education Custom Programs, Executive Education Open Programs and European Business Schools. MSc courses offered by Bocconi’s Graduate School are listed in the Master in Management and Finance rankings. Here are the updated positions at European and worldwide levels.

Masters in Management 2018
6 in Europe
6worldwide
Masters in Finance Pre-experience 2018
7 in Europe
8 worldwide
Global MBA 2018
9 in Europe
29worldwide
Executive Education Customised Programs 2018
6 in Europe
7worldwide
Executive Education 2018
7 in Europe
11worldwide
European B. School Ranking 2017
6 in Europe

3. U-Multirank

The recently launched U-Multirank project, like other rankings, aims to help choose a university but with a quite different approach from others. After setting the desired criteria, the user obtains a list of universities with the indication, for each chosen parameter, of each university’s performance compared to the group average. U-Multirank thus shifts the main focus from the simple position in a ranking to the mix of characteristics of a given university.

4. Shanghai Ranking

The Global Ranking of Academic Subjects published by ShanghaiRanking Consultancy lists the best universities in the world in specific research areas. The Academic Subjects are divided into five macro-areas (Natural Sciences, Engineering, Life Sciences, Medical Sciences, and Social Sciences). In the Social Sciences area, Bocconi is present in five Academic Subjects:

Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - Economics
12 in Europe
40 worldwide
Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - Finance
9 in Europe
50 worldwide
Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - Management
7 in Europe
41 worldwide
Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - Public Administration
51-75 worldwide
Global Ranking of Academic Subjects - Business Administration
101-150 worldwide

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Italian

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Programs

This school also offers:

MSc

MSc in Accounting, Financial Management and Control

Campus Full time October 2019 Italy Milan

The program provides students with all the competencies and skills related to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) profession, preparing them to analyze problems and make managerial decisions from a plurality of perspectives. [+]

The program provides students with all the competencies and skills related to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) profession, preparing them to analyze problems and make managerial decisions from a plurality of perspectives. The same set of knowledge and competencies and skills could also be successfully applied to operating within auditing firms, consulting firms and financial institutions.

The CFO plays a diverse set of key and challenging roles within all firms:

ensuring compliance with financial regulations, preparing financial statements and communicating value and risk information to investors and boards providing financial leadership and aligning business and financial strategy to expand the business and make investments as well as overseeing the capital structure of the company developing and implementing internal and management control systems designed to protect company assets and report business performance. ... [-]

MSc in Cyber Risk Strategy and Governance

Campus Full time October 2019 Italy Milan

The Master of Science in Cyber Risk Strategy and Governance gives students the tools required to understand, assess and govern the opportunities and threats of the existing and emerging technologies used in our society. [+]

Bocconi University and Politecnico di Milano have assembled a dynamic and multi-disciplinary community of researchers, experts and professors who study, analyze and apply strategies, governance and assessment tools of cyber risk. The challenging study program they have devised addresses the key cyber-related matters faced by all types of organizations, every day.

The Master of Science in Cyber Risk Strategy and Governance gives students the tools required to understand, assess and govern the opportunities and threats of the existing and emerging technologies used in our society. As innovative technologies are adopted, new issues arise, so students learn to look ahead, evaluate and communicate threats before they unfold. These prospective professionals will thus be in a position to make a major contribution to intercepting cyber risks and preventing negative impact on the performance of organizations, both private and public.... [-]


MSc in Data Science and Business Analytics

Campus Full time October 2019 Italy Milan

This MSc is designed for students having a strong bent for Computational, Statistical, and Mathematical Sciences and a genuine interest in working with data. Students will be taught cutting edge techniques for extracting impactful information from large data sets and for effectively communicating them in order to influence the strategic decisions of the organizations where they will work. [+]

This MSc is designed for students having a strong bent for Computational, Statistical, and Mathematical Sciences and a genuine interest in working with data. Students will be taught cutting-edge techniques for extracting impactful information from large data sets and for effectively communicating them in order to influence the strategic decisions of the organizations where they will work.

The program is structured into two tracks sharing a modern quantitative core: Data Science and Business Analytics. They specifically pursue, to different extents, the following qualifying goals:

Provide a strong foundation in theoretical and applied Statistics and in Machine Learning, that is essential for identifying effective models and methods for data analysis and prediction Develop advanced skills in Computer Science that are crucial for building algorithms and programming tools suited for the actual implementation of statistical methods Develop a profile that combines solid quantitative skills with in-depth knowledge of corporate dynamics to support management in making strategic decisions grounded on data analysis Develop competencies, via educational activities inside and outside the classroom, that promote teamwork skills, ability to present and discuss the results of one’s work effectively, and that promote understanding of ethical and legislative limits related to the use of large-scale databases ... [-]

MSc in Economic and Social Sciences

Campus Full time October 2019 Italy Milan

This program provides a solid foundation in quantitative methods and economic theory: graduates will develop the ability to interpret the economic and social processes that are typical at all stages of development. [+]

This program provides a solid foundation in quantitative methods and economic theory: graduates will develop the ability to interpret the economic and social processes that are typical at all stages of development.

Its main strength is its wide-ranging interdisciplinarity, achieved through both flexibility in the selection of electives and the organization of ad-hoc events. Students will be able to customize their study path considerably, depending on their interests and their scientific research areas.

Students will also benefit from close interaction with faculty and research centers at Bocconi, with the possibility of being involved in research projects in economics or other social sciences. They also have the opportunity to choose from several PhD-level Bocconi courses as electives.... [-]


MSc in Economics and Management in Arts, Culture, Media and Entertainment

Campus Full time October 2019 Italy Milan

Graduates will be able to integrate the use of economic and management techniques and tools with the understanding of the specific dynamics and complexities of the creative industries. [+]

This program relies on three main assets:

Bocconi’s international reputation for research and teaching in economics, management and law Milan, with its economic vitality and vibrant creativity Italy, with its artistic and cultural tradition.

These elements represent the ideal setting for preparing students to build an international career as managers or entrepreneurs andprofessionals in fields commonly referred to as the creative industries, including the visual arts, the performing arts, cinema, the media, publishing, entertainment, tourism, fashion, design and luxury.

In recent decades these sectors have had, and continue to have, a central role in the economic development of many countries: this role is linked to their ability to produce economic value and to improve their attractiveness, adding to social well-being and quality of life.... [-]


MSc in Economics and Management of Government and International Organizations

Campus Full time October 2019 Italy Milan

Government at any level, from local to global, is essential for the development of society. It is among the most complex current professional settings, owing to the variety of activities and sectors, their interdependencies as well as the interplay between politics, policy and management. [+]

Government at any level, from local to global, is essential for the development of society. It is among the most complex current professional settings, owing to the variety of activities and sectors, their interdependencies as well as the interplay between politics, policy and management.

This MSc provides candidates with the hard and soft skills they need to successfully lead and work in this environment.

The program is organized into two main learning blocks:

First, students are equipped to carry out policy analysis and evaluationthrough advanced analytical techniques, to design strategies and to manage projects Second, they are supported in developing their unique professional profile through a careful selection of electives and a wide range of international opportunities. A choice ofmajors has been designed to meet the specific interests of students and the needs expressed by the job market. ... [-]

MSc in Economics and Management of Innovation and Technology

Campus Full time October 2019 Italy Milan

This Master of Science is designed to provide students with the analytical competencies and problem-solving skills to understand the mechanisms and to master the processes through which innovative ideas are developed and turned into market applications. [+]

This Master of Science is designed to provide students with the analytical competencies and problem-solving skills to understand the mechanisms and to master the processes through which innovative ideas are developed and turned into market applications.

Students attend a challenging interdisciplinary program that blendsstrategic, managerial, organizational and economic approachesin order to analyze innovation and technology, both at firm and market levels (including the evaluation of legal implications).

We aim to develop the analytical skillsrequired to understand the dynamics of technology within and across organizations; the decision-making abilities to turn technological opportunities into new ideas; and the problem-solving attitude to make successful innovations out of new ideas.... [-]


MSc in Finance

Campus Full time October 2019 Italy Milan

This is a very complete program that offers challenging courses in all areas of finance, investment banking, corporate finance and advisory, quantitative finance, risk management, derivatives and asset pricing. [+]

This is a very complete program that offers challenging courses in all areas of finance, investment banking, corporate finance and advisory, quantitative finance, risk management, derivatives and asset pricing.

Teaching is structured along a number of alternative strategies and methodologies that combine:

Case studies as applied to practical valuation problems of firms and investment projects Group assignments, in addition to individual studies and assignments in accounting, valuation and theory of finance courses Hands-on lab sessions based on modern software to develop skills in managing data and illustrate typical results from the application of statistical methods in the econometrics sequence Simulated trading sessions in the derivatives sequence Meetings and guest sessions with operators from top financial institutions. These moments of first-hand testimony, integrated into many subjects, are a great opportunity for our students. They are facilitated by the fact that Bocconi is at the heart of a financial center like Milan, a natural international crossroads for exchange and relationships. ... [-]

MSc in International Management

Campus Full time October 2019 Italy Milan

This challenging study program gives students the tools required to understand the global world we live in, training prospective managers and entrepreneurs to make a major contribution to the performance of organizations of all types around the world, while applying the ideas of responsible and sustainable futures to business operations in practice. [+]

This challenging study program gives students the tools required to understand the global world we live in, training prospective managers and entrepreneurs to make a major contribution to the performance of organizations of all types around the world, while applying the ideas of responsible and sustainable futures to business operations in practice.

Students will acquire the following skills:

Knowledge

Critical awareness of discipline-based concepts and approaches to understand the complexity of managing an organization in the global business arena Understanding of how acquired theoretical knowledge can be applied in practical international business situations

Cognitive skills... [-]


MSc in Management

Campus Full time October 2019 Italy Milan

This MSc aims to help students develop problem-solving skills, acquiring the competencies, abilities and aptitudes required to operate as managers in companies and consulting firms, or as entrepreneurs. [+]

This MSc aims to help students develop problem-solving skills, acquiring the competencies, abilities and aptitudes required to operate as managers in companies and consulting firms, or as entrepreneurs.

It offers a learning path where the in-depth study of key corporate functions and processes prepares graduates to take on managerial roles.

The learning process is complemented by the regular presence of outstanding guest speakers, company visits, discussion of ad hoc business cases, meetings with companies on specific issues and lectures by practitioners and instructors with a specialized professional background.

Students graduating from this Master of Science typically pursue management careers at companies of different sizes, operating in various sectors at local or global levels.... [-]


MSc in Marketing Management

Campus Full time October 2019 Italy Milan

Marketing has become a major driver of both performance within organizations and organizational decisions. The program allows students to develop wide-ranging professional know-how in the area of marketing management, thanks to a unique combination of course contents. [+]

Marketing has become a major driver of both performance within organizations and organizational decisions. The program allows students to develop wide-ranging professional know-how in the area of marketing management, thanks to a unique combination of course contents.

It integrates an advanced preparation in essential marketing tools and fields such as quantitative methods, legal issues and digital marketing strategies with highly innovative approaches and competencies from different academic fields such asneuroscience or anthropological studies and their impact on marketing related fields such as consumer behavior.

Graduates are prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing globalized business world, having the necessary knowledge and skills that enable them not only to react but to proactively shape the marketing of the future.... [-]


MSc in Politics and Policy Analysis

Campus Full time October 2019 Italy Milan

This MSc aims to provide an advanced education in Political Science and the topics of public policy analysis. Students will understand the complex political, economic and social dynamics of the modern world, how national and international institutions deal with them and how to act in such contexts. They will acquire advanced training in the methods of analysis and study of both public policies and the institutions which lead the decision making process. [+]

This MSc aims to provide an advanced education in Political Science and the topics of public policy analysis. Students will understand the complex political, economic and social dynamics of the modern world, how national and international institutions deal with them and how to act in such contexts. They will acquire advanced training in the methods of analysis and study of both public policies and the institutions which lead the decision making process.

Specifically, the program:

Gives students a complete preparation in the two major areas of Political Science (Comparative Politics and International Relations), integrated with knowledge of the role of laws and of the evolution of population dynamics in political contexts Gives a complete preparation with advanced quantitative skills in both theoretical and empirical methods, which will be applied to evaluating public policies, the public sector, the policy decision making process and political dynamics Develops competencies promoting soft skills such as teamwork, the ability to present and discuss effectively, the capacity to think critically and to understand major political and policy-making issues Develops skills through interdisciplinary teaching activities organized into workshops, which foster the understanding of political and social problems from different perspectives. Teaching methods support interaction between faculty and students and among students. ... [-]

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Milan, Lombardy, 20100 IT
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